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Impressive looking turnout at the Clarion location tonight. Looked to me like 50-100 lined up outside a half hour or so ago and even a few cars lined up on Victoria waiting to turn in. Looked like lots of cars at Keystone too.
Just my opinion as a dude and not site admin of course. Worst thing about it all is that the past several weeks seem to have had some effect of hardening USA-style divisions that have been creeping into our politics. More fighting, more trying to see people through more rigid left/right lenses and more dehumanizing of the other "side." Doesn't help that we have a fringe party pulling at those threads and getting a few percent of the vote while at it. I don't think a Liberal minority gov will be as bad as some self-identifying as being on the especially right side of the fence would like to make it out to be. Level of respect for how, for example, they've been able to walk a fine line between environmental concerns and our economic reliance on the energy industry and hope they continue to find a way to make that work. Folks with strong opinions on either issue probably aren't purely satisfied, but there's a needle to be threaded there with the checks and balances that come with it being a minority gov. We'll see how paying for Covid works out post-pandemic. Suspect there will be some changes I or my wallet won't like personally and suspect its going to be an issue in many other countries outside of our borders too. Thinking that govs in place when those chickens truly come home to roost are gonna have a tough go. Even though a lack of any kind of competition in this riding hurts our chances of getting the kinds of carrots that swing ridings in other parts of the country get, Larry M has overall IMO been a good rep for the area. I've found him to be good to communicate with when I have a question or concern and expect it'll be more of the same for this next term. I don't think a Conservative gov under the platform as presented would've been as bad as those on the pure left were envisioning. I overall had a level of respect for the Conservatives running a campaign of keeping the party a little closer to the centre than some of the more vocal forces in the country and world would like to pull it. Sincerely hope that they stick to building that out and clarifying areas where there's been uncertainty in the interest of competitive elections and in the interest of continuing to give guys like me who might break one way or the other in any given election a choice. IMO a pure hard-right USA Republican-style party isn't electable in this country and it wouldn't be good for our democracy to have elections that aren't competitive. Here's to a little constructive debate, priority on fact and rational thinking, a little give and take, a little understanding that we can disagree or hold different world views without hating and overall a little less personal division over the next (18? 24?) months... a guy can hope can't he?
USA-style media boogeymanism when media informs others factually of goings-on that don’t flatter. Did their leader in fact end up getting arrested for violating public health orders signed off on by informed medical professionals and in place to protect lives in this province as described in this story? https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6062801 Sure did, and thats the kind of stuff that I guess will attract a certain kind of voter but makes that kind of party not electable when the vast majority of Manitobans and Canadians understand the need for such health orders and the serious threat the pandemic has had and continues to have on our medical system and population if left unchecked.
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